When Kartik was asked why Karan Johar dropped him from Dostana 2, the actor refrained from revealing the real reason. He then went on to say on Aap Ki Adalat, “This happens sometimes. I haven’t spoken about this before.” “I believe in what my mother has taught me and these are my value too… when there’s an altercation between two people, the younger one should never speak about it. I follow that and hence I never speak about it.”
When Kartik was further prodded that he allegedly demanded more money for the film and when he was denied, he walked out of the film, the actor replied, “This is like Chinese whispers, a make believe story. I have never left a film because of money. I am very greedy, but in terms of script and not money.”
Kartik then added that there was a gap of one and a half year and some pre-planned changes had taken place in the script, which could not happen. The actor said that they are now on good terms and Karan had also congratulated him on Shehzada trailer and he had reciprocated his feelings. For the uninitiated, Karan had given a shoutout to Kartik when Shehzada trailer was released and praised him on Instagram.
The actor also revealed the advice he received from Salman Khan when his films were working as compared to other film stars during the pandemic. “Salman Khan had once told me, ‘Jab sabki hit ho rahi hoti he, aur tumhari hit ho toh maza nahi ata, jab sabki flop ho rahi hai aur tumhari hit ho gayi toh history ho jaati he.'”
On the work front, Kartik is currently gearing up for the release of Shehzada. He also has Aashiqui 3 which will be directed by Anurag Basu. He was last seen in Freddy alongside Alaya F.